Art and Object collection
This collection reflects the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expression.
Djambidj Rom pole
Gurrmanamana, Frank, -2003
Malkorda, Frank, approximately 1925- approximately 1994
Art - Artists - Men
ArtReligion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Rom polesFibersFeathers
Wood, human hair, ficus virens root string, red collated lorikeet feathers, ochre, resin and wax
248 x 10 x 10 cm (irregular, largest dimensions)
Creation place / original location
Maningrida (Central Arnhem Land SD53-02)
Rom Ceremonies Collection, 1982-2001
This item was used in a ROM Ceremony held at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies in 1982. The Djambidj designs have been over painted with Goyulan designs around 1992 for a Singing of the ROM poles held at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
Art - Subjects - Animals - BirdsCeremonies - Rom ceremoniesMaterial culture - Human hair objects and decorationsAnimals - Invertebrates - Insects - BeesAnimals - Fish - StingraysStingraysArt - BeeswaxMaterial culture - Bird feather objects and decorationsSugarbag gatheringCrows in art